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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
American Political Science Review Paper on Gender Quotas and Women's Political Leadership
Abstract: Though more than 100 countries have adopted gender quotas, the effects of these reforms on women's political leadership are largely unknown. We exploit a natural experiment—a 50–50 quota imposed by the national board of the Swedish Social...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Factsheet on Women, Peace and Security in the Middle East and North Africa Region
This factsheet, produced by Oxfam, gives a brief overview of the status of women in the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on the themes of violence against women and girls in conflict and women’s political participation and leadership. It...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Arab Women and Political Development
The Arab region ranks the lowest in the world in terms of women‘s participation in parliaments. Recognizing the power of the challenges facing women in politics, this paper examines the political participation of women in the Arab countries and...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Gender Budgeting - An Equality Policy Strategy
Gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting are fixtures of the debates and documents of the international women’s movement. Politically active women all over the world have developed gender mainstreaming as a strategy to enable them to emerge from...
Friday, January 15, 2016
In Indian Towns Where Women Are Elected, Life Improves for Girls
Written by Miriam Kelberg and originally published here on December 11, 2015.  It’s no secret that throughout the world, women have been historically underrepresented in politics. Even today, there are 37 countries where women hold less than 10...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Where are the women? How the UN is falling short on gender and conflict
Written by Louise Bosetti and Hannah Cooper. This article was originally published on November 17, 2016 by the United Nations University's Centre for Policy Research here.   2015 is a ‘year of action’ at the UN in several regards. This summer...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Policy Recommendation: Applying Global Tools to Improve National Action Plans on UNSCR 1325
National action plans (NAPs) are one of the key strategies for realizing the objectives of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. Despite increased emphasis on the importance of NAPs in recent years, major challenges remain. NAPs are typically...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Book: Women of Power - Half a Century of Female Presidents and Prime Ministers Worldwide by Torild Skard
Torild Skard's recent book, Women of Power, has just been awarded the Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 by CHOICE, the US Library journal. The author is the former first woman President of the Norwegian Upper House, former Director of the Status...
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Global Parliamentary Conference 2015
The Global Parliamentary Conference (GPC) is the Parliamentary Network’s flagship event co-organised by the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF (PN), World Bank Group (WBG), and International Monetary Fund (IMF), providing...
Friday, November 20, 2015
Why Women? Inclusive Security and Peaceful Societies
Traditional approaches to ending wars—where armed groups meet behind closed doors to hammer out a truce—are falling short in the face of 21st century conflicts. The number of armed conflicts has been increasing over the past decade. In 2014 the...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Statement of the Iraqi Women Network in Commemoration of 15th Anniversary of UNSC Resolution 1325
Fifteen years after the adoption of Security Council resolution 1325 on women and peace and security, Iraqi women and girls are being displaced, abducted, enslaved and made victims of sexual and physical violence as a result of the escalating...
Women in Politics 2015 Map
Friday, March 13, 2015
Women in Politics 2015 Map
The Map, which presents latest data and global rankings for women in politics, reveals a mixed picture on gender equality in executive government and in parliament at regional and national levels.  
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The 10 best and worst countries for female public leaders – in charts
How much progress are women really making as public leaders? We’ve gleaned the statistics to find out where women are getting to the top, as both public officials and parliamentarians. According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, as of 1 January 2015...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Emerging Trends in Women’s Participation in Politics in Africa
Women have traditionally been marginalised from the structures of state that determine political and legislative  priorities. In recent years, Africa has witnessed rapid escalation in female political representation. This paper  illustrates the...
Afghanistan women vote
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
New threat to Afghan women
Public support for the war in Afghanistan began to wane in 2009 in the United States and even earlier in NATO countries. It was based on war weariness, the cost in money and lives, and the perception that the war had not been worth fighting, the...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Tunisian Women: Political Role, Gains and Challenges (The Case of Parity)
2011 was the year where Tunisian history suddenly witnessed a significant turnout by the outbreak of the popular uprising in Tunisia causing the fall of the authoritarian regime. That revolutionary movement led to free elections of the National...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Gender-Specific Election Violence: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies
The rising influence of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has paralleled the rapid development of women’s political participation worldwide. For women entering political life or holding public positions, new ICTs are frequently...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tunisia: The Collective Making of a Constitution
Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) session held on 26 January 2014 did not put an end to disagreements among its members. However, it did represent the culmination of the work done by members. These members were elected by people on 23...